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YRC Freight Area Safety Manager I in Overland Park, Kansas

Area Safety Manager I - ( 2106D8 )

Primary Location : US-KS-Overland Park

Shift : Day


Works in collaboration with operational leadership and functional safety team to identify and control exposure and drive a culture of safety in all we do. Directs and facilitates field safety activities and continuous improvement of safety standards. Validates and ensures company compliance with all Federal and State agencies.


  1. Working directly with Operations Leadership, develop a safety culture rooted in the identification and elimination of exposure. Organize work to directly impact defined safety strategy and key initiatives.

  2. Ensure safety improvement plans and corrective action to reduce exposure, injury, and collisions; provide necessary tools, resources, and support.

  3. Train and develop field leadership through instructor led sessions, demonstrations, meetings, coaching events, and use of prepared curriculum and job aids.

  4. Verify the effectiveness of field safety committees and initiatives; assist in the alignment of resources. Review onsite performance, audit results, and supporting data. Identify and address compliance gaps with appropriate leadership in a timely and professional manner.

  5. Ensure terminal compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws governing the operation of equipment used in transportation. Participate in annual DOT compliance audits as required.

  6. Monitor the company Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores to eliminate exposure and remain below intervention.

  7. Review and investigate vehicle accidents and injuries. Ensure effective emergency response and notification protocol for serious accidents, injuries and reporting of Hazardous Material releases.

  8. Assist with safety representation in local safety legal matters.

  9. Assist in training new team members; provide area coverage during times of position vacancy.

  10. Participate in the recognition of safety award recipients and demonstrations of positive recognition for safe behavior. Participates in state truck driving championship events as required.

  11. Establish trust and credibility by maintaining a high level of integrity and communications with terminal operations teams.


  1. Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

  2. Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

  3. Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

  4. Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

  5. Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  6. Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.

  7. Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalency of five (5) years working in an LTL operations environment.

  2. Three (3) years experience in environmental, health and safety application with knowledge of OSHA, DOT, and FMCSA regulations.

  3. Strong communication skills to receive and convey information effectively: oral and written comprehension and expression.

  4. High level of motivation, ability to efficiently work with little supervision, effective multi-tasking and prioritizing skills, and ability to positively influence others.


  1. Prior Supervisory experience.

  2. Professional credentials and certification a plus.

  3. Prior experience as CDL Driver or Trainer.


This position operates primarily in a field operations environment with varying weather conditions and fluctuating shift coverage. Routinely uses standard office equipment, cell phones, computer technology, and regulatory websites. Ability to travel, by various methods, is required 50% - 75% of the time.


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.

YRC Worldwide, along with all subsidiary companies, are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Req ID: 2106D8